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Easter Cartoon – The Great British Bake Off

Posted in cartoons, Christianity, Church, Humour on April 21, 2014 by cakeordeathcartoon

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Happy Easter! He is Risen!

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Cartoon Zombies

Posted in cartoons, Christianity, Church, Humour with tags , , on February 24, 2014 by cakeordeathcartoon

Cake-or-Death-Christian-Church-Religious-Cartoons-by-Alex-Baker-323-(Cartoon-Zombie-Christian-February-23-2014)Maybe I’ve been watching too much of ‘The Walking Dead’ and reading too much ‘World War Z’…

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Sign Cartoon

Posted in cartoons, Christianity, Church, Humour with tags , , on February 21, 2014 by cakeordeathcartoon

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Duck!

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The Invention of the Camera Cartoon

Posted in cartoons, Christianity, Church, Humour, Political with tags , , , , , , on January 31, 2014 by cakeordeathcartoon

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Answers to the Christmas Cartoon Quiz

Posted in cartoons, Christianity, Church, Humour with tags , , , , , , , , on January 6, 2014 by cakeordeathcartoon

Thank you to everyone who emailed what they thought the answers should be to the previous post. Below are the answers as based on the Bible and various theologians. You may want to haggle about some of the answers but here they are:

TRUE or FALSE?

1. TRUE. Jesus was wrapped up in swaddling strips as opposed to a fluffy babygrow or a classy Christening gown.
2. TRUE. Mary was there.
3. TRUE. Joseph was there
4. FALSE. Jesus wasn’t born in a crib. He was born in a feeding trough.
5. TRUE. There was very likely cattle or other farm animals in the vicinity of the feeding trough.
6. FALSE. There were no kangeroos.
7. FALSE. The wise men only came much later when Jesus was an infant. And there were probably more than three.
8. FALSE. There were no Christmas trees.
9. FALSE. Or Christmas stockings.
10. FALSE. Or Advent calenders.
11. FALSE. Or Santa Claus
12. FALSE. Or an Angel. The angels all appeared before the birth itself.
13. TRUE. The shepherds were there.
14. FALSE. There were no giraffes.
15. FALSE. Herod’s soldiers only came much much later.
16. FALSE. It was unlikely there was a star hovering over the birth like neon sign. The wise men were astrologers from the East who would’ve seen unique star movements and patterns in the night sky.
17. FALSE. It is very unlikely that Jesus was born in winter.

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A Special Christmas Nativity Cartoon Quiz

Posted in cartoons, Christianity, Church, Humour with tags , , , , , , , , on December 23, 2013 by cakeordeathcartoon

Guess! Look it up! Read the Bible! It's the nativity!

This first featured in BMS World Mission’s Face Magazine (Issue 26). Have a go (click on the image for a larger version). Despite all the songs, movies, plays, adverts and Christmas cards, who or what was actually at the nativity (according to the Bible, NIV in my case)? I’ll post the answers in the next few weeks but I’m sure there will be some scholars or theologians who may differ with me. You know where to reach me: cakeordeathcartoons@gmail.com

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Apartheid Cartoon

Posted in cartoons, Christianity, Church, Humour, Political with tags , , , , , , , , on December 16, 2013 by cakeordeathcartoon

Cake-or-Death-Christian-Church-Cartoons-by-Alex-Baker-Cartoon-317-(Apartheid-Cartoon-December-15-2013) In the month that Nelson Mandela passed away and Fox News’s Megyn Kelly asserted it’s a fact that Jesus was white (when as a Middle Eastern Jew two thousand years ago that was not possible), it’s worth remembering that Jesus would not have had a great time in Apartheid South Africa.

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Cartoons on the radio

Posted in cartoons, Christianity, Church, Humour with tags , , , , on August 12, 2013 by cakeordeathcartoon

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So last Sunday I was invited to talk about cartoons and faith on BBC Radio 4 for their Sunday show callled, not surprisingly, ‘Sunday’. I was joined by Zaineb Latif, a cartoonist who does work for Muslim News. We’d pre-recorded our segment because Zaineb is based in Canada so the time difference made it inconvenient for the live Sunday morning show. Pre-recording also meant our original conversation was longer than the final broadcast segment. It was enjoyable – both Zaineb and the host, William Crawley, were chatty and charming. It also made me long for the days when I was on community radio. Good times. Ahem, but back to this. It’s a fairly serious discussion – light on goofball jokes and “boom!” comedy zingers. So be prepared not to laugh.

You can listen to it on the BBC Website here (skip to the 13:14 mark) for the next seven days:

Or you can listen to that specific segment on Soundcloud.

Families First Magazine

Posted in cartoons, Christianity, Church, Humour with tags , , , , on June 19, 2013 by cakeordeathcartoon

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Thanks again to the nice folks over at Families First Magazine for running one of my cartoons. The one they chose (you can see an earlier version of it from 2008 here)  seems apt for the British summer, especially in the light (well, the light behind the clouds…) of recent news that Britain is facing another 10-20 years of wet summers.

In case you’re wondering where you can find Families First Magazine, well, it’s all over the place. Check out WH Smiths, Sainsbury’s, local newsagents. I even spotted a copy in my local shop by the train station:

Families First in local newsagents

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Father’s Day Cartoon Part 2

Posted in cartoons, Christianity, Church, Humour with tags , , on June 14, 2013 by cakeordeathcartoon

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Happy Father’s Day! (Google the TV show if it makes no sense) (And yes, I’m two days early…)

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